Zion Episcopal Church is a worshiping community in North Branford, CT dedicated to growing as disciples of Jesus Christ and sharing
the Good News through joyful worship, engaging study, participation in outreach, and in our daily lives.
We are blessed with a beautiful worship space and 6 acres of open space in the center of town. Sunday worship takes place at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Healing prayer
services take place on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. The doors of Zion are open most weekdays for prayer, the hearts of Zion are open to all.
We believe that every human being is a beloved child of God. The Zion community welcomes all who seek the healing love of Christ regardless of age, sex, race,
ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or socio-economic status.
Lent, Holy Week and Easter Worship
April 9: PALM SUNDAY 8 & 10 a.m. The Liturgy of the Palms, dramatic
reading of the Passion Gospel, and a celebration of the Holy Eucharist at both services. Church school and child care at latter service. Children in grades K-5 will join the congregation for the
procession and then go class.
April 11: HOLY TUESDAY - 7:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist and Healing Prayer
April 12: HOLY WEDNESDAY - 7:00 p.m. Service of Tenebrae: Through
scripture and the gradual extinguishing of candles, we recreate the betrayal, abandonment, and agony of the events of Holy Week.
April 13: MAUNDY THURSDAY “Lord’s Supper” - 6 p.m. A simple meal of
soup, salad and bread followed by foot washing and the Holy Eucharist in the parish hall. Afterwards we process into the church in silence for the solemn Stripping of the Altar and quiet prayer at
the “Altar of Repose” (Reserved Sacrament.) Childcare provided. Please make reservations by signing up on the list posted in the hall or by calling the parish office. Bring foodstuffs to share with
our neighbors through the local food pantry.
April 14: GOOD FRIDAY - 9:00 a.m. Stations of the Cross with communion
from Reserved Sacrament. 7:00 p.m. Silent Reflection & Passion Hymns - 7:30 p.m. The Proper Liturgy for Good Friday
April 15: HOLY SATURDAY - 9:00 a.m. Proper liturgy for Holy Saturday -
9:30 a.m. Church Decorating.
April 16: The Day of the Resurrection of Our Lord: EASTER - 8 & 10
a.m. A festive celebration of the Holy Eucharist, with Easter music at both services. This year our Easter worship will be free of lilies and hyacinths.